It’s about this time every year that I begin to look for a new swimsuit for the summer. The process is usually a long, depressing, and expensive venture that leaves me feeling defeated. Ultimately I am forced to see my body for what it really is and exactly what I’m left with after having three kids in four years. The reality for me is that even after losing nearly 60lbs since my last child almost two years ago, my body just isn’t what it used to be. For me, I end up buying a new suit that remains half covered most of the time that I am at the beach or pool. I have been shopping not only for a suit but also a wrap to cover my hips, thighs (especially) and my rear.
This year, I’m happy not only that I’ve found a new bathing suit so early in the season, but I’ve also found one that suits my body type. Trunkettes Swimwear has filled a huge gap in the women’s swimwear market with their innovative swim trunks for women. Now, before I get into that, Trunkettes actually has suits sure to please women of any size and shape. They carry one piece styles, bikini’s tankini’s and of course several styles of their Trunkettes.
All in all, excluding the one piece style, Trunkettes offers a dozen different bottoms to choose from! They have small bikini styles to short-shorts to knee length styles. All allow you to match to a variety of tops again that range from bikini to full coverage tankini’s. Even more styles are expected soon for the 2011 season which is coming soon.
I was very excited to try my own Trunkettes swimsuit and decided to go with the “Leg or not to Leg” style in the navy and white floral and dots. The “Leg or not to Leg” is made of fast drying spandex, has adjustable side drawstrings, a built in bikini bottom liner (which makes it still feel like a regular bathing suit bottom), and an adjustable drawstring waist too. When I tried them on I was delighted at how comfortable they felt, or rather how comfortable I felt wearing them! These not only will help me feel more confident on the beach, but are also built for beach play too. With three kids, I don’t get much time to just lounge in a chair sunning myself. I’ll be more comfortable building sand castles, digging for sand crabs and chasing my kids on the beach.
For the top, I choose the Teeny Tankini which will allow me to show off a little, but still cover the spots I want to keep to myself . It too is really really comfortable, is made of the same material, and also has cute drawstring sides. The only thing I wasn’t crazy about is the lack of underwire. I think all suits of a certain size should be wired. However, the halter-top design should keep the girls in place, I just prefer it for extra comfort and control.
Overall, I can’t express how satisfied I am with this suit. Not only did I receive it through the mail and like it, I am going to buy a second suit. Trunkettes has given me a cute alternative to wearing a wrap (or got forbid a skirted suit-I’m still 3o years too young for one). So this year, when you start your swimwear shopping, I suggest starting here first!
View all the current swimsuits on their website, get previews of new suits and other swimwear news by following them on Facebook and depending on where you live, check them out at select retail locations!